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STATE PARLIAMENT. -4---- LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. The Legislative Council met yesterday at 3 p.m. ALBANY FREEZING WORKS. Mr. H. Stewart asked if the Government would co.:p:ete the Albany freezing works on which over £:,0l0YJ had been spent, and winch the Controler of Auattaira in formed the Royal Couamssion on Agricul ture would, with £2,000 spent on tuem, handle 3,000 lambs per week, before allot ting money for the establishment of freez ing works at ren:antle? The Colonial Secretary (Mr. H. P. Cole batch) replied that later reports by respon sible officers showed that an expenditure of only £2,000 would be quite inadequate for the requirements of the disr.:ct. Ow ing to lack of shipping considerable etcrage accommodation was required, and the mat ter was engaging the attent.on of Cabinet. The importance of providing facilities for meat export was fully recognised by the Government, and was being actively fol lowed up. RAILWAY WASHAWAYS. The Colonial Secretary informed Mr. Hickey that £11,00 had been the total cost to the Railway Department for re pairs rendered necessary by washaways on the Mullewa-Meekatharra railway line dur ing the last five years. It was intended next financial year, if funds were avail able, to lower the line below the surface so that the water would run over the line instead of washing the banks away. VERMIN BILL. The Vermin Bill was received by mes sage from the Legislative Assembly, read a first time, and ordered to be placed on the notice paper. STAMP BILL. The further amendments in tCe Stamp Bill were agreed to and the Bill was rear a third time and passed. ADJOURNMENT. At 11.55 p.m. the Council adjourned until 3 pa.- to-day.

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